University at Buffalo

Katheryne T. Leigh-Osroosh (She/They)

Katheryne T. Leigh-Osroosh

Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Cultural Competence and Humility; Diversity; Clinical and Career Counseling; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Cultural Competence; Multicultural Competence; Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; School and Community Partnerships; Mental Health; Social Justice; Qualitative Research Methods; Research Design; Program Evaluation; Research Methods; School and District Reform; School Counseling; Self-regulation; Social and Emotional Development; Training and Supervision

Professional Summary:

Dr. Katheryne T. Leigh-Osroosh is an experienced counselor educator and qualitative researcher. Her scholarship critically examines experiences of injustice within education and career development, the role of counselors in social justice work, community-participatory approaches in counseling, and Indigenous-centered and anti-racist practices.

Education and Training:
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Missouri- St. Louis, Counselor Education and Supervision (2018)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, The University of New York at Buffalo, School Counseling (2013)
  • Masters in Education, The University of New York at Buffalo, School Counseling (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science, Delaware Valley University, Livestock Science & Management (2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • Article of the Year, School Psychology Training and Pedagogy Journal (2023); National Association of School Psychologists; 2023-02-15;
  • Certificate of Appreciation; Society of Indian Psychologists Native-to-Native mentorship program; 2021-06-26;
  • Elementary school counselor of the year; St. Louis Public School District; 2018-05-19;
Recent Publications:
  • Hutchison, B., Wambu, G., & Leigh-Osroosh, K.T. (2022). School to Career 12th ed. Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher. Tinley Park: ILL.
Journal Article:
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K. T., Clemons, K., Robertson, A., Placeres, V., Gay, J., Lopez-Perry, C., Mason, E.C., Ieva, K.P., Lane, E.M.D., & Saunders, R. (2023). Antiracist school counseling: A consensual qualitative study. Journal of Counseling & Development, 1–13.
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K.T., Sianez, L., Reinholz, D. L., & Shah, N. (2023). Data analytics for counseling education: EQUIP tool for equity-minded teaching. Teaching Briefs in Counselor Education, 1, 106-121.
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K. T. (2021). The Phenomenological House: A Metaphoric Framework for Descriptive Phenomenological Psychological Design and Analysis. The Qualitative Report, 26(6), 1817-1829.
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K.T. (2020, July 26). It’s time for JHS to rise above, acknowledge, and remove the mascot [Op-ed]. The Post Journal, A5.
Recent Presentations:
  • Burt, I., Tosado, L.A., Leigh-Osroosh, K.T., & Prosser, T. (2023, February). Facilitating students’ journeys through their cultural trepidations: A racial healing group for counselors-in-training. Professional development institute, Counselors for Social Justice, virtual.;
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K.T. & Copeland, C.1 (2023, March). Justice in counseling for Native American Indigenous Peoples. American Counseling Association, Toronto, Canada;
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K.T. (2023, March). Career identity development in individuals living with epilepsy. American Counseling Association, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K.T. (2023, March). Career identity development in individuals living with epilepsy. American Counseling Association, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Leigh-Osroosh, K.T., Goodman-Scott, E. (2023, March). Qualitative Research 101. Evidence-based School Counseling Conference, Columbus, OH, United States.;
Recent Grants:
  • Supporting high-intensity mental health needs of Native and Indigenous youth: School psychologist and counselor advanced preparation (SHPA); Federal; Department of Education; Awarded; (10/01/2019-05/31/2022)
Recent Editorships:

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